Conophytum luckhoffii ARM134 (Aurora)

Populations of C. luckhoffii and C. minusculum tend to be intermingled on the Table Mountain Sandstone of the Western Cape, but luckhoffii can usually be distinguished by the wedge-shaped bodies. Field work by Andy Young and Chris Rodgerson has identified many more populations during the last few years and revealed a considerable range of variation. The plant shown above is actually from the Klein Tafelberg near Aurora and is rather different in the the stamens are exserted rather than being hidden in the flower tube. This was a characteristic of the long-lost C. edwardsiae and that name might be applicable here.